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Jennifer Lopez' 'Hustlers' Set to Make $30 Million, Oscar Buzz Heating Up

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By Ryan Naumann

Jennifer Lopez is set to break box office records with the opening of her new film “Hustlers”.

According to Deadline, the movie is projected to pull in $25-$30 million in the first weekend of release.

The opening would be Lopez’ biggest live-action opening since 2005’s “Monster-in-Law”, which debuted with $23.1 million.

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The box office projection is not the only exciting thing. Lopez has been getting rave reviews for her performance. Many believe she is set to receive her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

The actress gave an interview with Hoda Kotb and was asked about the Oscar buzz for "Hustlers".

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Lopez responded, “I literally sat in my bed yesterday, and they were sending me all the reviews …I could not believe it. I was crying. Me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there, and she was trying to film me…. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’”

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“Hustlers” currently has a 90% fresh rating on film Rotten Tomatoes.

A Rolling Stone review read, “A Best Actress Oscar nomination for Jennifer Lopez? You better believe it. As a stripper who can work a pole better than rivals half her age, Lopez is that dazzling, that deep, that electrifying. This you don't want to miss.

Critic Peter Howell wrote, “If you want to see JLo in her best role in 21 years, since she dallied with George Clooney in Out of Sight, you've come to the right naughty place.

The Los Angeles Times said, “Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since "Out of Sight," slipping the movie into her nonexistent pocket from the moment she strides out onto a neon-lighted stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.”

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